"Peter Davison's LocoMotion was a huge hit with our K-5 audiences! Peter performed 4 shows in our 1100 seat theatre, wowing the older students with his science tricks and delighting the younger crowds with his expert clowning and circus techniques. Teachers were thrilled with the show's curriculum connections, and the students remained engaged for the full hour, laughing and eagerly volunteering for the audience participation moments." —Retta Leaphart, Arts Education & Outreach Coordinator, The Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Montana
National Juggling Champion and movement artist Peter Davison presents juggling, unicycling, balancing,
acrobatics, and more, while teaching the science behind the artistry. LocoMotion is a captivating mix of education and entertainment!
Much more than a "science demonstration," Peter mixes skillful circus acts with dance and physical theater in a unique presentation that engages all ages.
Human and machine locomotion, Newton's Laws of Motion, center of gravity, gyroscopic action, centripetal force, friction, and other physical phenomena
Workshops and a study guide are available to keep the fun and learning going well after the show is over.
LocoMotion is packed with audience participation, education, and entertainment! REVIEWS
Performing Arts Centers:
"Peter Davison's LocoMotion was a hit with our schooltime audiences. His show is equally educational and entertaining and keeps students engaged throughout. I would highly recommend LocoMotion for performing arts venues with school day series/programs. Peter's approach is low impact for presenters, but produces high volume results with rave reviews from students and teachers alike."
—Thomas J. Robbins, Executive Director, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, Iowa
"Peter Davison's LocoMotion was a huge hit with our K-5 audiences! Peter performed 4 shows in our 1100 seat theatre, wowing the older students with his science tricks and delighting the younger crowds with his expert clowning and circus techniques. Before the show even began, Peter had the students captivated as he wandered through the auditorium demonstrating balance and juggling tricks. Teachers were thrilled with the show's curriculum connections, and the students remained engaged for the full hour, laughing and eagerly volunteering for the audience participation moments. One 5th grade student commented after the show, "That was literally everything we did in science class last week, but cooler!" As the school groups left the theatre, one teacher stopped me to say thank you and exclaimed, "He's phenomenal! I love that he made science so exciting."
—Retta Leaphart, Arts Education & Outreach Coordinator, The Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Montana
"When Peter Davison brought his Science Circus to the Waxahachie Chautauqua, we felt like we were all on stage with him. His magic combination of artful movement, science, fun and surprises created a compelling experience. And his two presentations for Waxahachie elementary students were especially a hit with both the children and their teachers. Peter understood his audience and how to effectively involve and make them part of the show. He skillfully taught physics concepts while entertaining with grace, joy, and suspense."
—Maureen Moore, Program Chair, Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium, Texas
"The audience loved the show - they laughed, cheered, and talked about the performance for the rest of the day!"
—Alyssa Parga, Director of Marketing & Development, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado
"LocoMotion is smart, creative, and perfectly entertaining. Peter Davison's expert artistry and experienced showmanship combine to create a captivating display from which he cleverly reveals the science behind the circus arts.
Peter was well-prepared for the size and scope of the crowd, and demonstrated a refreshingly exceptional level of professionalism throughout the entire booking process.
He's a rare talent who has mastered the art of juggling teaching and entertaining...and juggling."
—Mikala Thompson, Brand Development Manager, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado
"Peter's LocoMotion assembly was an amazing event for our students. Peter is highly engaging for all student ages kindergarten through 6th grade. Our students and teachers loved how he combined important science lessons with highly entertaining activities. Peter incorporated student participation, and he had excellent student management. Peter has a true gift for presenting, and he is a wonderful entertainer!"
—Rachel Shulman, Ed.S, School Psychologist, Mt. Carbon Elementary School, Littleton, Colorado
"Our students were engaged from the minute they entered the show! Peter was amazing! He was funny, silly, and entertaining all while using science to explain. The LocoMotion show was informative for all grade levels and the students enjoyed every minute of it! Students even had the opportunity to be a part of the show. We were lucky our students had this fun experience!"
—Mark Venner, Principal, Sandstone Elementary School, Billings, Montana
"Peter Davison put on a show for our elementary school kids that had them mesmerized, laughing, and learning physics laws all at the same time! Kids were engaged/involved throughout. I would very much recommend having him come to your school. Highly entertaining!"
—Tom Wetzel, P.E. instructor, Eugene Field Elementary, Littleton, Colorado
"If you are looking for a S.T.E.M. program that is both entertaining and educational this is it! Peter kept a wide range of ages from 3 to 93 engaged and learning. I can't believe how many science concepts he fit into his performance: center of balance, gravity, centripetal force, and so much more!
He has an ability to bring a sense of wonder and joy to the kids and families while explaining the science behind his circus acts. I kept smiling for the rest of the day and we can't wait for Peter to come back this winter!"
—Dawn Mendel, Park Hill Branch, Denver Public Library, Colorado
"Peter Davison's performance is fun for all ages, full of energy, entertaining, and educational! Adults watched in amazement, and children giggled at the balletic antics and clowning. This is a smart show, with accessible science facts, funny props, physical comedy, and fabulous music."
—Phoebe Carter, Youth Services Director, Weber County Library, Ogden, Utah
"Peter Davison is a kind, genuine and charismatic person. His performance was wonderful and engaging for children and adults alike.
Peter also included bits of information in the midst of his show that helped us understand the science behind why things happen.
It was amazing and entertaining to watch. The audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves!"
—Fremont County Library - Children's Department, Riverton, Wyoming
"'This was the best program [Palmer Lake Library] has ever had!'
...comment received from a patron of many years. Every element of Peter's program was coordinated with wonderful musical accompaniment. He moved seamlessly from one segment to
the next keeping the entire audience (and library staff) enthralled. He had several opportunities for children to participate in meaningful ways. When you host Peter Davison you will appreciate his preparedness, calm manner, ability
to engage a wide-range of ages simultaneously, his skill with his technical equipment, and of course his physical accomplishments."
—Linda Fuqua-Jones, Branch Supervisor, Palmer Lake Branch, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado
"Peter's understanding and ability to connect physics concepts to the world of circus arts is mesmerizing. Just when one thinks he can't possibly add another dimension he expands to yet another concept and keeps the audience spinning right along with him!"
—Paula Ciberay, Youth Services Program & Outreach Manager, Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride, Colorado
"The performance was fantastic with movement and acrobatics. Somehow he managed to relate each act to specific laws of physical science. The library would gladly have him perform again and again."
—James Ramsey, Ford-Warren Branch, Denver Public Library, Colorado
To book LocoMotion, email Peter (at) LocoMotionShow.com or call 303-748-9244.